Vocations for young people
WAY2 COMMUNITY – A PLACE TO DISCERN GOD’S CALL TO MINISTRY
- Are you interested in exploring God’s calling for you in your life?
- Are you considering an internship or pastoral assistant role?
- Would you like to live in a small community, exploring and sharing together in prayer, discipleship and ministry?
- Do you feel called to Christian ministry but don’t know where to start?
The Diocese of Truro is offering an exciting and fulfilling ministry experience scheme (internship) for young people (18-30ish) who believe that God might be calling them to Christian ministry.
THE WAY2 COMMUNITY
Previously located in the rural village of Stithians, the Way2 Community is moved to a former vicarage on Dracaena Avenue in Falmouth in September 2017. It is our hope that this will allow interns to experience an even wider range of ministry contexts and experience in both a semi-urban seaside town (in and out of tourist season) and in the surrounding rural parishes.
We offer accommodation and life in community for up to four people as they gain experience of church leadership, study together, and discern how God may be calling them to serve in ministry.
As Way2 Community members, you will gain parish experience in the varied contexts of local churches in and around Falmouth, with opportunities to experience and lead different styles of rural and semi-urban ministry and youth work. You will also be invited to spend one day a week on a placement outside the local area, working with St Petroc’s Society for the homeless and experiencing Christian leadership and ministry at Truro Cathedral, chaplaincy at Falmouth University and at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. We ensure you have space and time for the prayer, study and reflection which are an essential part of the formational journey.
You will be supported and guided by our large clergy team, headed by Fr. Simon Bone (who is also Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands), and have regular discussions with the DDO, the Revd Canon Jane Vaughan-Wilson. A community warden oversees the day to day running of the house and offers pastoral support, and each intern is guided by a spiritual director.
All your board & lodging, transport & study costs are paid for by the diocese and a small living allowance is also provided.
Your journey with us can last up to two years, giving you the opportunity to discern and explore God’s calling to ministry.
All interns in Truro diocese are invited to study on the South West Ministry Training Course “New Encounters in Theology” alongside other students including ordinands in training. Lectures are one evening a week and you will have further time set aside each week for theological study.
We welcome applications from all, however we are aware that women and BAME people are currently under-represented in the Church of England, and we particularly encourage applications from these groups. We do not discriminate on grounds of gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, colour or social background.
INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH!
More information is available on the Way2 Community website – click here.
Or for an informal conversation with the Way2 Warden email here.
Note that there is no formal closing date for applications. Instead, when we’ve received your completed form, you’ll be invited to visit us over a weekend for informal interviews and a tour. Once all the places are filled, we won’t be able to accept any more applications, and a notice will be placed on this page.
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